About Us

We believe every family with a seriously ill child in hospital should be able to stay together, just minutes from their child’s bed during their treatment.

The Sick Children's Trust believes keeping families together significantly improves the recovery of seriously ill children. We provide free, high-quality ‘Home from Home’ accommodation, as well as emotional and practical support, to families with sick children in hospital in the UK.

We currently have ten houses offering clean, comfortable accommodation where the whole family can stay close to their sick child’s bedside, and we are constantly looking for opportunities to extend our geographical coverage, or to improve our existing facilities in light of changes in paediatric care provision.
We work with the hospitals, supporting them in their role and providing complementary support to our families. We help to alleviate some of the emotional and financial strains at a very stressful time, providing an essential service free of charge for up to 146 families every night, 365 days a year.


Whilst staying at one of our ‘Homes from Home’ is free of charge, its costs us around £30 to provide a bedroom for one night. We rely entirely on voluntary income to meet this cost.


Press releases

Couple whose daughter is one in 10,000 raise nearly £2,000 for The Sick...

The family and friends of a little girl who was diagnosed with a rare heart condition at birth have raised nearly £2,000 for charities The Sick... read more

13.07.2020 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Couple whose daughter remained in a three week coma praise charity for...

A Hartford couple whose daughter remained in an induced coma for three weeks have praised The Sick Children’s Trust for the invaluable support... read more

30.06.2020 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Runners’ embark on 12 hour relay to raise money to keep families with...

A team of running enthusiasts will be taking on a 12 hour relay by doing a house-to-house three mile loop to raise money for The Sick Children’s... read more

23.06.2020 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Mum's super Sahara trek in support of The Sick Children's Trust

A Shropshire mum is taking on an excruciating trek across the Sahara desert to raise vital funds for The Sick Children’s Trust, the charity that... read more

03.06.2020 • By The Sick Children's Trust

SISTERS KEPT TOGETHER DURING TUMOUR TREATMENT RAISE AWARENESS FOR...

A Norfolk woman who was always able to stay by her sister’s side during her surgery to remove a tumour is sharing their story to help raise... read more

26.05.2020 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Bromley couple who were given a place to stay when baby underwent two...

The parents of a little girl who underwent two major surgeries in her first few weeks of life are sharing their story to help raise awareness of... read more

30.04.2020 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Family share anguish to raise awareness for charity in need of support

A Carlisle family whose ten week old baby was rushed to Newcastle for lifesaving treatment are sharing their story to help raise awareness of The... read more

21.04.2020 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Romford family backs charity's emergency appeal

The Sick Children’s Trust which supports families with seriously ill children in hospital with a place to stay has launched an emergency appeal to... read more

06.04.2020 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Gateshead dad spreads the cheer with charity fundraiser

A dad from Gateshead has organised a comedy night to raise money for the charities that supported his family when his daughter was born... read more

18.03.2020 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Family's year long fundraising after son's rare tumour treatment

A Yorkshire family are organising a year’s worth of fundraising to thank The Sick Children’s Trust, the charity that provided them with free place... read more

11.03.2020 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Hull twins feature in charity film as thanks for keeping them together

With the turn of a new decade, charity The Sick Children’s Trust is committing to ensure families with a seriously ill child in hospital across... read more

19.02.2020 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Dad returns to running after 20 year break to raise thousands for charity

A dad is returning to running 20 years after he last completed the Virgin Money London Marathon to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust, the... read more

14.02.2020 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Law firm aims to raise £30,000 for The Sick Children’s Trust

The Leeds office of global law firm Squire Patton Boggs are setting their sights on raising £30,000 for The Sick Children’s Trust to give families... read more

12.02.2020 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Dad goes from running novice to marathon contender to raise money for...

An Essex dad is pounding the pavement in preparation for the Virgin Money London Marathon later this year to raise £2,000 for The Sick Children’s... read more

28.01.2020 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Couple’s fundraising mission raises over £14,000 for The Sick Children’s...

The parents of a little girl who nearly lost her life to meningitis are celebrating raising nearly £15,000 for The Sick Children’s Trust, the... read more

27.01.2020 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Charity pledges to keep more families with sick children in hospital...

As a new decade begins, charity The Sick Children’s Trust is committing to ensure families with a seriously ill child in hospital have a warm and... read more

07.01.2020 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Little girl who had 70% of lung removed wins bronze medal

A little girl is showing everyone exactly what she’s made of and is defying doctors’ predictions that she wouldn’t survive by becoming a karate... read more

07.01.2020 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Law firm gives families with sick children in hospital the gift of...

Top 200 independent law firm Taylor Rose TTKW has donated £69,519 of residual funds to The Sick Children’s Trust to give families with seriously... read more

17.12.2019 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Castleford dad's thanks to charity for keeping family together with...

A Castleford dad is hosting a night full of entertainment for charity The Sick Children’s Trust to say thanks for its support in keeping his... read more

02.12.2019 • By The Sick Children's Trust

‘Give the Gift of Togetherness’ Doncaster couple’s message this Christmas

A couple whose daughter was born with a condition occurring in just 1% of babies are looking forward to celebrating their first family Christmas... read more

27.11.2019 • By The Sick Children's Trust

‘Give The Gift of Togetherness’ mum’s message to others this Christmas

A mum who was able to stay by her baby’s hospital bedside because of The Sick Children’s Trust is sharing her story at the charity’s Christmas... read more

20.11.2019 • By The Sick Children's Trust

New born's battle for survival spurs mum to complete run for charity...

A Doncaster mum who was told several times by doctors that her new born daughter might not survive completed the Great North Run to raise money... read more

18.11.2019 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Raising awareness for premature babies this World Prematurity Day

A charity that gives families with seriously ill children in hospital a comfortable place to stay, minutes from their child’s hospital bedside, is... read more

08.11.2019 • By The Sick Children's Trust

'Home from Home' celebrates five years supporting families with children...

A charity run ‘Home from Home’ is celebrating five years supporting families who have seriously ill children in Freeman Hospital, Newcastle.... read more

21.10.2019 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Sister's severe car accident sparks fundraising for charity

A Chesterfield woman has raised over £6,000 after tirelessly fundraising for The Sick Children’s Trust following a serious car accident which left... read more

15.10.2019 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Grandad to take on half marathon for first time in 27 years for charity...

A Peterborough grandad is taking on a half marathon for the first time in 27 years in support of The Sick Children’s Trust to thank them for... read more

04.10.2019 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Dad's penalty marathon challenge for charity that kept him close to...

A Rotherham dad and his childhood friend are taking on a marathon football challenge to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust to thank the... read more

01.10.2019 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Parents of little girl whose heart was restarted on fundraising mission...

The parents of a little girl whose heart was restarted at just a few weeks old are fastening their running shoes to raise money for The Sick... read more

03.09.2019 • By The Sick Children's Trust

"If you do one thing today, go home and talk to your family about the...

Dear Editor, With Organ Donation Week beginning next week, it’s humbling to look back on how far we’ve come in the last year. Once again we... read more

02.09.2019 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Inspiring friends and family get ready for Great North Run to raise...

The family and friends of a little girl who suddenly passed away at just ten years old are tirelessly fundraising in her memory to thank The Sick... read more

15.08.2019 • By The Sick Children's Trust

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